Sunday, April 28, 2002 @ 10:00 PM
Female Vocalist Lennon Live at
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Hey there, KNAC-ers... This is my review of Lennon Live at the Back Booth in Orlando,Florida on April 2nd, 2002. She was opening for Daniel Ash, former vocalist of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets.
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If you haven't heard of this new band Lennon -- fronted by 20-year-old singer/keyboardist/guitarist/songwriter Lennon Murphy, who was named after the Beatle by her mom -- signed to Arista Records, and released their debut CD titled 5:30 Saturday Morning on September 11, 2001, the day that are world changed forever…
She has toured with The Cult, Buckcherry, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Living Colour, and Drowning Pool, among other bands. They played an eleven song set, all from the 5:30 Saturday Morning CD. The bass player, Brian, who had been playing bass live, left the band under good terms. His replacement quit before the Nashville show prior to the rehearsals, and instead of getting a new bassist right away, they played with the programmed bass from the CD, and they were a live three piece band!
Lennon, joined by drummer Donni, and guitarist Jeff (tech), rocked out doing great rocking versions of their originals, including set opener "Property of Goatfucker," "My Beautiful," "Trying To Make Me," "Asking You" (my personal favorite), "Couldn’t Breathe," the single/video "Brake Of Your Car," and "Morning," where Lennon rants about, asking the crowd, “Have you ever had an argument with a lover?” and then a few other songs. She ended the set with title track, "5:30 Saturday Morning," which is just Lennon singing and playing her
keyboard, with the catchy lyric "Fell in love at first glance."
Lennon is just more than a hot looking Metal Chick… she has great stage presence, talks to the crowd, and even after the show takes time to talk and sign stuff and chill with the crowd. She is just starting out on a national level, but she has the chance to go a long way, if she wants… She is winding up her tour, and going back in the studio to start work on her 2nd CD, and a big tour may be planned for later this year or after the next CD comes out. Lennon is rewriting History into Herstory...
(Photo Courtesy of DJKris2Fur)